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Joseph Franklin Carter
 Captain, United States Army
Maryland State Falg
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 11, 1842, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving in Company D, 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry at Fort Stedman, Virginia, on March 25, 1865. The Medal was actually issued to him on July 9, 1891. 

He died on April 10, 1922 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Mary J. Carter (1843-1907) is buried with him.


CARTER, JOSEPH F. 

Rank and organization: Captain, Company D, 3d Maryland Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Stedman, Virginia, 25 March 1865. Entered service at: Baltimore, Maryland. Birth: Baltimore, Maryland. Date of issue: 9 July 1891. 

Citation:

Captured the colors of the 51st Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). During the battle he was captured and escaped bringing a number of prisoners with him.

CARTER, JOSEPH
CAPT BREVET MAJOR D 3RD MD VET VOLS
DATE OF DEATH: 04/10/1922
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE LOT 1550
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CARTER, MARY D/O JOSEPH F
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1550
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Joseph F. Carter Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins, 1990

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JF Carter Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004